Video: Increasing Hepatitis B Vaccinations Among PLWH
Hepatitis B vaccination is lagging among people living with HIV (PLWH) in the U.S. A significant proportion of people in HIV care in the U.S. (about one-third) have not been vaccinated for hepatitis B vaccination. Hepatitis B plays a major role in liver-related mortality, which is the leading cause of non-AIDS-related deaths among PLWH. Acute hepatitis B infection is much higher among PLWH that the general population.
The following CDC 3-minute video, Low Prevalence of Hepatitis B Vaccination among People Receiving HIV Care, neatly summarizes gaps in vaccinations and provides a recap of hepatitis B vaccination recommendations from the national opportunistic infections guidelines, along with other tips to increase vaccination rates among PLWH.